County receives $32,400 state grant for recycling

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Funding requires a 25 percent local commitment

By The Staff

LaRue County Fiscal Court has received a state grant of $32,400 to expand the county’s recycling efforts.

Grants totaling more than $3.5 million were distributed to reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills and sustain the environmental management of hazardous waste from homes, including electronic scrap and mercury.

The Kentucky Pride Fund, administered by the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management, is awarding 48 grants totaling $3,538,842 from the $1.75 collected for each ton of municipal solid waste disposed of in Kentucky landfills. 

The grants require a 25 percent local match in the form of cash or “in-kind” personnel, educational activities and materials and advertising to promote the program from the cities or counties receiving the awards.